'Sweet Career'

'Super Matchmaker' Helps Single Residents Tie Knot “超级红娘”撑起爱的小屋

Women of China (English) - - FACES IN THE CROWD |人物 - 强洪摄影:强洪

Lan Yuyun is somewhat of a celebrity in Wuchang, a district in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province. Why? During the past 64 years, she has devoted much of her energy to her "sweet career" — introducing, free of charge, prospective marriage partners to single residents. Many residents have jokingly called her "Super Matchmaker." With the help of Lan and Chen Yilun, Lan's husband, who are both octogenarians, more than 1,700 men and women have tied the knot during the past six decades.作为远近闻名的“超级红娘”,64年来,兰毓云从没收过征婚对象一分钱。她和老伴陈轶伦在武汉市武昌区开办了“陈兰工作室”,为大龄青年牵红线、搭鹊桥,成功促成了1700多对新人喜结连理。

Every morning, before Chen Lan Studio opens at 8 a.m., many single residents line up to wait their turn for the matchmaking services provided by Lan and Chen in their 50-plus-square-meter house. Most of their customers, who appreciate the elderly couple for their hard work, consider the couple their benefactors. Lan has shared the love story of her and her husband with some of their customers. Many of their customers

have been impressed by the faithful love between the couple, a love that has endured for more than 60 years. Through the couple's experiences, the customers are able to realize that love works miracles, and that nothing in the world can change true love.

In 1950, Lan, then a member of the army's art troupe, was sent to the battlefield in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) during the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-1953). In 1956, she was assigned to work at Wuhan High School, as president of the school's trade union and secretary of the school's

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